Threats to Academic Freedom on U.S. Campuses: Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the Struggle for Human Rights in Israel/Palestine
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium

Renowned critical feminist scholar and political philosopher, Judith Butler, will be the keynote speaker at this forum examining the implications on academic freedom. Butler is not only Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at UC Berkeley, but also she has been outspoken about current threats against academic freedom and how the charge of anti-Semitism against the movement for Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) is being used to suppress activism.

Judith Butler, Hannah Arendt Chair, The European Graduate School + Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley
Zahra Billoo, JD, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) San Francisco Bay Area
Aaron Hahn Tapper, Mae and Benjamin Swig Professor of Jewish Studies, Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, USF
Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics, USF
Moderator: Susan Katz, Professor of International and Multicultural Education, USF

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Panel with Judith Butler, Aaron Hahn Tapper, Stephen Zunes, and Zahra Billoo     Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Reception    Fromm Hall 125 - Maraschi Room
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